Is a certified copy as good as the original?

Is a certified copy as good as the original?

“Notarized Copy” and “Certified Copy” are used interchangeably. A certified copy does not verify the authenticity of the original document, only that the copy is a true copy of what appears to be an original document to the Notary Public. Of course, Certified Copies can only be made of documents that are original.

Are scanned notarized documents legal?

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You can send a scan or image of a notarized document via email easily. It will not hold up however in a court of law because email is too easily faked.

How long are certified copies valid for?

A certified copy of a document is valid as long as the document is valid. eg. a birth certificate or diploma is valid forever, a passport or driver’s licence is valid up until the document expires. So if your passport is still current, the certified copy is still current.

Can a JP certify a copy of a certified copy?

Another common function of a JP is to certify a copy of an original document, if satisfied that it is a true and accurate copy of the original. A certified copy may sometimes be accepted, instead of the original document, by an organisation that wishes to rely on information contained in the original.

Do certified copies need to be in Colour?

Yes, the content of the copy needs to be identical to the content of the original document. The copy does not need to be the same size or colour as the original. How must an authorised certifier certify that a document is a true copy of an original document?

Do JP signed documents expire?

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No, there is no expiry date on a document certified by a JP.

Can a JP certify a document not in English?

I need a document certified, but it is not in English. It is not necessary for a document to be written in English before a JP can witness it. Since a JP generally has no concern with the contents of any documents produced for his or her attestation, it matters only that the copy is a true copy of the original.

Can my husband certify my documents?

It is not advisable for you to witness or certify a document for a member of your family.

Who can sign as a JP?

A medical practitioner. A Justice of the Peace (with a registration number in the State in which they are registered). A minister of religion (registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961).

Who is Authorised to sign a stat dec?

Introduction. A statutory declaration is a written statement which a person swears, affirms or declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness – usually a Justice of the Peace, a lawyer or a notary public. A NSW statutory declaration is made under the Oaths Act 1900.

How do I get a JP signature?

Find a Justice of the Peace (JP)a local Council or Shire.a police station or a court house.the office of your local Member of Parliament.your local shopping centre.some libraries.some chemists.some financial institutions.